eBook The Plugged-In Professor, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1780633424
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633428
  • DDC: 378.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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New technologies are transforming the way students work. The Plugged in Professor provides a timely and exceptional resource for using social media and other new technologies to help college students meet both general and discipline-specific objectives. The title covers techniques built around well-known social networking technologies, as well as other emerging technologies such as mobile phone and tablet apps. With a practical focus and reader-friendly format, this book shows educators how to apply techniques in each technology, and includes clear student learning objectives, step-by-step directions, observations and advice, and supplemental readings and resources. Twenty-five chapters by leading contributors cover key aspects of new technologies in education, in four parts: Writing, research and information fluency; Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and creativity; and Integrative learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables and Figure.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: Writing, Research, and Information Fluency.
2: Writing for Wikipedia: Co-Constructing Knowledge and Writing for a Public Audience.
3: Organizing with Pinterest and Delicious.
4: Students' Inadequate Exposure to Learning Technology: Overcoming the Pedagogical Challenge Using Wikis.
5: Collecting and Analyzing Primary Sources.
6: Unraveling the Research Process: Social Bookmarking and Collaborative Learning.
7: Communication and Collaboration.
8: Using Wimba Voice Board to Facilitate Foreign Language Conversation Courses.
9: Web Conferencing and Peer Feedback.
10: Learning through YouTube.
11: Wiki-Workshopping: Using Wikispaces for Peer Writing Workshops.
12: 2B Collaboration.
13: Using Persistent Wikis as a Pedagogical Resource.
14: Social Media and Public Speaking: Student-Produced Multimedia Informative Presentations.
15: Collaborativepresentations Using Google Docs.
16: Cooperative Study Blog.
17: Critical Thinking and Creativity.
18: Using Facebook to Apply Social Learning Theory.
19: Technology as a Tool to Develop Problem-Solving Skills in General Chemistry.
20: Communicating Experiential Learning through an Online Portfolioin Tumblr.
21: The Biology Taboo Wiktionary: A Tool for Improving Student Comprehension of Key Terminology in Introductory Biology Courses.
22: 3B Creativity.
23: Mobile Digital Storytelling in the Second Language Classroom.
24: Creating a Video Dialoguewith Streamingvideo Clips.
25: Remix as an Educational Activity.
26: Using Twitter to Assist Students in Writing a Concise Nut Graph.
27: Integrative Learning.
28: Using Simulation, Video Sharing, and Discussion Threads for Practice-Based Skills.
29: Using Facebook Mobile as a Tool to Createa Virtual Learning Community for Pre-Service Teachers.
30: Using Social Software Tools to Facilitate Peer E-Mentoring and Self-Reflection among Students on Practicum.
31: Using Opinion Leaders on Twitter to Amplify PR and Marketing Messages.